Grain free dog foods causing heart condition?

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borellar15
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Re: Grain free dog foods causing heart condition?

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centrop67 wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:31 pm *** Bringing back an old post, but there's new information ***

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www.petproductnews.com wrote:A group of researchers found no definitive relationship between grain-free and legume-rich diets and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, according to the authors of a new article published in the Journal of Animal Science.


Link to the actual Journal Article
Thanks Michael. Our vet actually just recently suggested switching from grain free and to switch to PPP which is weird cause they were largely against the DCM vs grain free stuff and recommended grain free up until now. I’m absolutely not switching to PPP but have been giving them GF mixed with grain containing food.
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I know there I'd at least one study being done that meets the parameters outlined as being needed in this lit review. Bramble's old vet is participating.
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Re: Grain free dog foods causing heart condition?

Post by Mark77 »

I feed my dogs either Fromm Pork and Applesauce four star blend, Taste of the Wild High Prairie (Buffalo/Lamb) or the Pacific Coast blend (salmon). However, I add rice which I make weekly then blend in carrots, broccoli and bell peppers. I don't know if grain free is bad or not but don't want to risk them eating to much grain free so I started adding the cooked rice.
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